2018 年 36 巻 3 号 p. 233-241
This paper proposes a novel hybrid pneumatic power source for a development of a portable pneumatic source. The hybrid source achieves light weight system by combination of multiple pneumatic sources. This paper is divided as follows. Firstly, the mobility of various pneumatic sources are evaluated by experiments. Evaluated methods are a small compressor driven by battery, tank, phase change of material, and chemical reaction. From the results, it was clarified that there is no best method since each method have advantages and disadvantages. Secondly, hybrid pneumatic source is proposed utilizing the result. Finally, a prototype is developed and the effectiveness of the proposed method is confirmed by experiments.